ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A 69 News crew was on the scene of a fire at the PPL substation in Allentown at Walnut and Howard streets late Saturday morning.
The blaze was reported at 10:45 a.m., according to a PPL spokesperson.
She said a squirrel got into the circuit board, igniting the fire.
The flames were quickly extinguished and fire crews left the scene around noon, the 69 News crew said.
PPL stayed on the scene to assess the damage.
The spokesperson said just over 7,000 customers lost power.
Power was restored by 1:15 p.m.
- Updated State police: Trooper, 2 people in SUV injured in crash
- Fishing event makes dreams come true
- Updated Sunday to be milder with sun, high clouds
- President Trump will celebrate 100-day benchmark with rally in Harrisburg
- Updated Eric Frein's strategy to avoid death: Blame Dad
- April the giraffe becomes a cash cow for tiny zoo
- Man working on NFL draft stage injured after fall
- Local libraries fight to survive cuts
- Berks man who turned life around is giving back to humane society
- Legendary coach honored in Kutztown